Expat blogs in South Africa

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Few resources can build a better picture of life in South Africa than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insights afford others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.

Best Expat Blogs in South Africa

2 Summers

A blog featuring food, photography and a cat with a double life, 2 Summers chronicles American expat Heather Mason's experiences in Johannesburg. A blog as quirky, varied and at times moving as the city which inspires it, 2 Summers is a must read for anyone who wants an alternative view of the City of Gold.

Joburg Expat

You may have heard of TIA (“This is Africa”), the idea coined by the film Blood Diamond that you have to accept a certain level of basic inefficiency when on the continent, well…this blog is TIWYDIA, or “This is What You Do in Africa”. In short, a collection of crucial tips, telling experience and humorous episodes that can guide you through your initial relocation and settling in. A great read at any time. 

► Nationality: German-American
Expat Blog in South Africa - by Sine

Expat (ish)

A Polish born, English speaking, globally bred woman living in Cape Town blogging on life in South Africa, parenthood and anything else that she happens to think of. 

► Nationality: Polish
Expatish - An expat blog about South Africa

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